A Practical Biblical Plan For Overcoming Fear
Psalm 77 (Asaph)
11, I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.
12, I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
Asaph is completely overrun by fear. Life, it’s challenges, his state, the economic climate or perhaps even the political turmoil of his country have crippled him. It’s become an anchor placed upon his chest, cutting into his breathing and ever present, stealing the joy from each passing moment. But how does he dwarf this fear, this ever present reality?
In verse 11, (a) he remembers what God has done for him in the past. His salvation. The time God provided for him when he least expected it. Past answers to prayer. (b) He also meditates on the Word (v. 12) — perhaps memorizing scripture or just taking one verse and holding onto it throughout his day. But not only that, (c) he also spoke to others and shared what God has done in his life.
Overcoming fear requires our minds to be engaged on something higher (Christ Himself in all his splendour). Requires our minds to be renewed in the present (through the meditating of scripture). And lastly, it requires an action (telling others how marvelous and wondrous our God is).